About the Position
CQ Roll Call seeks an energetic & versatile journalist to join a two-person reporting team covering an immigration system undergoing historic changes.
We're looking for someone who can write at least two stories a day that connects the dots between policies, politics & people. These stories would focus on legislation, litigation & policy for congressional, legal & regulatory audiences.
The job requires knowledge of Congress & the federal agencies in the Homeland Security, Justice & Health & Human Services departments responsible for immigration policy, regulations & services. An understanding of the politics of immigration, along with an awareness of the major players in the administration, Congress, courts & key stakeholders, is crucial.
The ideal candidate must be able to break news on a competitive beat & write clearly & concisely under very tight deadlines. A knack for balancing spot news with unique enterprise that goes beyond daily deadlines is ideal. Teamwork & collaboration skills are essential.
All applicants must submit 5 writing samples published in newspapers, news websites or news magazines. These samples can be provided below by uploading PDF documents or sharing direct links to the work.
A timed writing test, a test of congressional knowledge, & an AP style test are required to advance to interviews with the team.